Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echo

Foetal echo is a procedure that can be done between 18 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The technology, has now come to be used in various Mumbai based hospitals to identify congenital heart defects so as to provide better treatment

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echoIt is believed that among ever 120 children in India, one is diagnosed with a heart defect and about a third of them have serious heart defects. At a time when we speak highly about caring for our heart, doctors are looking for alternatives to avoid such late diagnosis. With ultrasound technology at its best, […]

Mumbai’s 13-year-old rape victim delivers a baby boy

 The Supreme Court had order termination of the pregnancy of the 13-year-old rape victim on Sept 06, 2017. But, as termination was possibly life threatening for the minor girl, owing to complications. The doctors at JJ hospital decided to perform a delivery via C-section

Mumbai’s 13-year-old rape victim delivers a baby boyMumbai’s 13 year old rape victim has delivered a baby boy, on Friday afternoon in Sir JJ group of Hospital’s. Doctors say the baby was delivered through C-section around 12:30 Friday afternoon. The doctors, who performed the surgery, informed My Medical Mantra that both the mother and the baby boy are doing fine. While speaking […]

Supreme Court allows abortion of 31 weeks pregnant 13-year-old rape victim

Supreme Court (SC) of India has passed the order of abortion of a 13-year-old rape survivor. She is in the 31st week of her pregnancy. Reportedly, SC has ordered to carry out the abortion on September 8

Supreme Court allows abortion of 31 weeks pregnant 13-year-old rape victimMy Medical Mantra had exclusively reported about the case after a leading gynaecologist and social activist Dr Nikhil Datar was visited by a mother on August 9, 2017, whose 13-year-old daughter is 27-weeks pregnant. The victim then had filed a petition in SC, pleading for abortion of her foetus. Nishant Katneshwarkar, Chief Standing Council, State […]

Mumbai: Six-month pregnant woman succumbs to her injuries in Bhendi Bazaar building collapse

Twenty-two people have died after a five-storey building collapsed this morning in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar area. Among those who were brought dead to Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, the body of a 35-year-old pregnant woman was also included

Mumbai: Six-month pregnant woman succumbs to her injuries in Bhendi Bazaar building collapseMumbai woke up to another shock after heavy rains lashed Mumbai, two days ago. As a residential building on Pakmodia street near Mumbai’s renowned Bhendi Bazaar area collapsed on Thursday morning. So far, the mishap has claimed the lives of 22 innocent people and injured 14. “Sakina Chashmawala, a 35-year-old woman who was six-months pregnant […]

Doctor couple arrested for conducting 36 illegal abortions

Shocking news from Solapur has deeply saddened people across the state. As the Akluj police has arrested a doctor couple for conducting illegal abortions at Sia maternity home

Doctor couple arrested for conducting 36 illegal abortionsFemale sex ratio has dropped considerably, in comparison to the male sex ratio. Meanwhile, a shocking incident in Solapur has shaken the people. A doctor couple has conducted 36 illegal abortions, in duration of last one-and-a-half year. After receiving a complaint from Varsha Deshpande, from Satara’s ‘Lek Ladaki Abhiyan’, police caught Dr Tejas and Dr […]

Data shows decline in sex ratio in PMC limits

The data released by the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) shows a dip in number of the sex ratio since the last six months. The health department officials note that last year's strike by the radiologists against the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) resulted in fewer doctors being caught while breaking the law. The data shows that the number of girls against that of per 1000 boys is 909 in the first half of 2017, as compared to 934 last year

Data shows decline in sex ratio in PMC limitsAccording to official data of the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the sex ratio in the limits of PMC has dropped from 934 to 909 in the last six months. The department recently updated its six-monthly data on sex ratio. Meanwhile, the health department officials noted that last year’s strike by the […]

Woman to petition SC to abort unborn child after abnormalities in head discovered

Although Section 3 of the Medical Termination of pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a woman is filing a petition asking for abortion of her 26 weeks foetus due to absence of a major portion of the brain, skull or scalp

Woman to petition SC to abort unborn child after abnormalities in head discoveredA fresh case of a moral dilemma has come in front of doctors in Mumbai. A 26 weeks pregnant woman will soon be petitioning to abort her foetus owing to anencephaly. For Dr Nikhil Datar, the trail of such cases in this one year has been endless. Anencephaly is a condition which includes absence of […]

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her children

Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha died during pregnancy from a stroke. Doctors saved her nine-week-old embryos after their hearts continued to beat. Hospital staff sung and talked to her bump to replicate a mother's love. Doctors said the babies had no hope of surviving after their mother's death. They were born as healthy premature babies

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her childrenA brain dead pregnant woman was kept alive for 123 days – the longest time ever – before delivering twins by emergency caesarean section. Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, from Campo Largo in south Brazil, died during pregnancy in October last year after suffering a stroke. Doctors decided to save the nine-week-old embryos after […]

People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctor

Children growing up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they turn five as compared to children growing up in better circumstances, said a UNICEF study ‘Narrowing the Gaps’. City-based doctors say that people should have trust on Government hospitals as they provide better healthcare services at affordable prices

People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctorChildren growing up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they turn five as compared to children growing up in better circumstances, said a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) study ‘Narrowing the Gaps’, which was released on Monday. Moreover, the study enumerates that most of these deaths could be prevented with low […]

Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriage

Researchers found that use of certain antibiotics in early pregnancy increased risk of miscarriage by as much as twofold.

Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriageA link has been found by researchers at the University of Montreal in Canada between the use of macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, and some other common antibiotics in early pregnancy and an increased risk of miscarriage. These findings were recently reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a […]